Finding a New May Flower

Photo of Robin's Plantain Fleabane

Last week, I noticed this plant growing in a small colony among the grass at the Plainville Cemetery.  I mistook it, prior to flowering, for pussytoes, which also forms colonies and is found in abundance nearby.  But once it flowered, I was no longer fooled.  I recognized it as a type of fleabane, and, later, when I looked it up in a field guide, I identified it as Erigeron pulchellus, which some call Robin's Plantain Fleabane.

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